Friday, March 27, 2009

Totes in Process, Bad Day

I am not the most "Green" person in the world and I don't think I ever will be. I do try to reuse and save what I can, but being green can take over your life and your house!

I did decide I could use the reusable grocery/shopping bags. There was only one problem. I can't stand the feel of the ones you buy at the stores! They give me the WILLIES! I have the same feeling when I touch one of the blue heating pad covers. That is why I started making covers for these myself.

I thought buying totes I liked would be simple. I would buy the canvas totes at Michael's. I knew you could buy these in bundles and save some money. all they had was white. The size wasn't exactly what I wanted either. They did have colored totes, but they were pretty pricey and not the size I wanted. Hmmm maybe I could dye them so the dirt wasn't visible. That is what I decided to do. I used my 40% off coupon and purchased a package of three. When I got home I decided they were definately not going to work - too tall, not wide enough, blah blah blah.

So I bought some brown duck cloth at Walmart. I decided to cut some circles out of pink fabric scraps to decorate them with. I am now in the process of making my own grocery/shopping bags.

It seems like a simple little thing always turns into a major deal. I really don't think I am that picky. Then again maybe I am, because this happens all too often!

In other matters, I wonder what the world record is for a family losing cell phones down the toilet? This has never personally happened to me, but this is the third incidence in my family. Not a good day around here! They will give away the phones that have internet service, but the other ones you have to pay an arm and a leg for!


KT said...

Thanks for participating in my "drawing". It was so small, I wonder if I can even call it that. I can't wait to see your finished grocery totes. I know what you mean about not liking the feel of the bags. I have the same reaction to anything that is made from that microsuede material!

Brenda said...

Come by for a visit. I want to know more about you.